Sunday's episode of AMC's "Talking Dead" dealt with the new episode of "The Walking Dead," entitled "Clear." Host Chris Hardwick welcomed guests Aisha Tyler and Scott Porter. Tyler says she loved the moment when Morgan was revealed, and thought Rick was going to have a good moment with an old friend, but it didn't happen. Porter says Morgan is like Tom Hanks in "Castaway," and Rick sees what could happen if he tries to go it alone.
Tyler says the saddest moment wasn't when Rick picked up the walkie-talkie, but when Morgan told him he wasn't there on the walkie-talkie when Rick promised he would be. She says she cried for the rest of the episode. They talk about Morgan having to be pushed to the point where he could kill Jenny, and how to him, his job is now to kill zombies.
A question from the internet asks why Rick brought Michonne on the trip, and Porter says it was a bonding moment with her since there's a war on the horizon. Hardwick says Michonne really softened up in this episode, and Porter says that scared him because usually when that happens, they get killed.
The poll question tonight is "Is it Rick's fault that Morgan went crazy?" The answers are "Yes, he should have found Morgan and Duane sooner," and "No, there is nothing he could have done."
An audience question asks if the group would have stopped if the hitchhiker was a child, and the panel agrees that they would. Hardwick says the scene with the hitchhiker led to laughter from the crowd. Tyler says a year ago they would have stopped, but now they're too suspicious of everyone. Porter says after meeting Morgan, they learn they need to be able to bring people into the group.
A Facebook question asks if Michonne and Rick will become an item. Tyler says it's good to have that bonding moment between the two of them in the final scenes, but they won't sleep together. Porter says Michonne also bonded with Carl, but he didn't like her bringing that paper-mache cat back out of the restaurant.
A Facebook viewer question asks when the "Rick-tatorship" is over, will it be a "Daryl-ocracy" or a "Glenn-archy," which stuns the panel. Hardwick suggests "Carl-munism." Tyler says Glenn is hot, and also a leader whereas Daryl is a loner. Hardwick asks if Carl saved Michonne to Rick with his comments, and Porter says he did.
Hardwick asks if Morgan's "meek shall inherit the Earth" speech held any merit, and Porter says no. Tyler says she thought it was one of the strongest moments on the show. They discuss the community on the show, and how without it Morgan has lost it completely.
We get a video package with Lennie James, who plays Morgan, and we see how they built Morgan's world.
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